Alternative Therapy. Definition

Medical Definition: Alternative Therapy

Unproven treatment that is used instead of conventional treatments (tested). Some alternative treatments may cause some dangerous side effects that may even be life-threatening patient's life. With others, the main danger is that the patient may lose the opportunity to benefit from conventional therapy. The American Cancer Society (American Cancer Society) recommends that patients considering the use of any alternative or complementary therapies they check with a team member of your health care professional.

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